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Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs This is the most remarkable story in the NFL. A year ago, Alex Smith played at an MVP level for Kansas City while the rookie Mahomes watched from the sidelines. Many, including yours truly, assumed it would take at least a full season for Mahomes to match Smith’s level of play.
In the early odds for Week 10, the Chiefs have opened as a 17-point favorite over the Cardinals, which is the largest spread for any game this season. Before this week, the largest point spread of the year came in Week 3 when the Vikings were favored by 16.5 over the Bills in a game where Buffalo pulled off one of the biggest point spread upsets in NFL history.
The Chiefs said Baisden Consulting has paid $279,073 so far, but repeatedly failed to make its license fee payment obligations, defaulting on the agreement. Overall, the Chiefs said Baisden Consulting still owes the club $444,583, in addition to expenses for returning the suite to its original condition and all attorney fees, interest, costs and expenses accrued.
As ESPN Stats & Info revealed, if Mahomes throws for 300-plus yards in Week 10, he’ll surpass Andrew Luck for most consecutive games of hitting that mark.
But for the Chiefs quarterback to surpass Luck and take the crown with his ninth consecutive 300-yard passing game, he’ll have to do so by beating a tough pass defense. While Kansas City will face the Arizona Cardinals who are just 2-6 this season, they’ve allowed the seventh-fewest passing yards per game this season with 224.6.
“The Los Angeles Chargers, I really believe that they are better than Kansas City,” Harrison said. “I think they are a more complete team. Philip Rivers, he’s experienced, and they’re going to need that once the playoff scenario, the playoff run happens.”
Kansas City’s offense continues to be unstoppable. The Chiefs scored a touchdown on five of their first six possessions in this game and the only possession that didn’t end with a touchdown came because Patrick Mahomes threw an interception on a Hail Mary to end the first half. Mahomes had his way with the Browns, throwing for 375 yards and three touchdowns. Kareen Hunt also had his way with the Browns, terrorizing them on the ground (91 yards, two touchdowns) and through the air (50 receiving yards, 1 touchdown). You know what? Pretty much everyone on the Chiefs offense had their way with the Browns.
Around the league
Marcus Mariota’s steadiest game in five weeks paced the Tennessee Titans (4-4) to a 28-14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys (3-5) on Monday night to conclude Week 9. Here’s what we learned:
The move comes less than 24 hours after Sturgis received death glares from Rivers throughout a game in which the kicker missed two extra points and a field goal. It was his first game back since a strained quad sidelined him in Week 5. The Chargers (6-2) prevailed to extend their winning streak to five, defeating the Seattle Seahawks, 25-17, after the Seahawks’ last-second touchdown attempt failed.
“You know what bothers me — I don’t want to stir any pot — but it bothers me [that] I had people from Denver saying like, ‘They really said they got rid of you because you were the problem on offense and they said they wanted to better the offense,’’’ Thomas said. “I’m like, ‘Really, bro?’ People just kept stirring it on.”
The Giants going from one of the toughest first-half schedules to one of the easiest second-half schedules, and vice versa for the Raiders. But hey, we’re not here to predict the future. If they both win again, well, this race for the top pick could get really fun, with four other clubs sitting at two wins.
“I mean, I usually wear the same thing for every game,” Belichick told WEEI on Monday. “I mean, not the same thing, but depending on the weather and so forth, I just wear the same thing for every game. So, I don’t change what I wear weekly based on whatever the theme of the week is. But, Salute to Service is — look, the military and the job that our service men and women do and the sacrifices that they make are very important to me and my family, always has been, always will be, and I always want to recognize those and I do it. So, I don’t have any objection to what anybody else does, but I just choose to — honestly, I don’t think what sweatshirt I wear is that important. What’s important to me is what your actions are, what you do, so I try to make those count.”
Sharrif Floyd, a former defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, is expected to file a $180 million lawsuit in a Florida court on Tuesday against Dr. James Andrews, the Andrews Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and others, Floyd’s lawyer, Brad Sohn, said.
Todd Gurley has the numbers and fits the prototype in terms of what we expect in a running back. Saquon Barkley and Kareem Hunt have more yards from scrimmage. I’d still rather have the Saints’ Kamara than any back in football.
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On Monday, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid stepped up to the podium for his usual day-after-the-game press conference following Sunday’s 37-23 defeat of the Cleveland Browns, and had quite a lot to say.
The tone of the press conference played out, for the most part, as expected—excitement in Kansas City hasn’t been this high in a long time due to Patrick Mahomes, Hunt is pleased with both head coach Andy Reid and general manager Brett Veach and yes, Eric Berry “literally is day to day.”
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